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Michael Jordan speaks on George Floyd’s death, racism



The basketball icon, widely regarded as the greatest player in the history of the sport, Michael Jordan has reacted to the death of an African American killed my a white policeman.

The NBA legend expressed his ‘pain’ and ‘outrage’ in the wake of Floyd’s death.

He said: “I am deeply saddened, truly pained and plain angry,’ Jordan said earlier this week.

“I see and feel everyone’s pain, outrage and frustration. I stand with those who are calling out the ingrained racism and violence toward people of color in our country. We have had enough.

“I don’t have the answers, but our collective voices show strength and the inability to be divided by others.

“We must listen to each other, show compassion and empathy and never turn our backs on senseless brutality. We need to continue peaceful expressions against injustice and demand accountability.

“Our unified voice needs to put pressure on our leaders to change our laws, or else we need to use our vote to create systemic change.

“Every one of us needs to be part of the solution, and we must work together to ensure justice for all.

“My heart goes out to the family of George Floyd and to the countless others whose lives have been brutally and senselessly taken through acts of racism and justice.”

Derek Chauvin, the fired Minneapolis police officer who knelt on Floyd’s neck, has been charged with second degree murder, while colleagues Thomas Lane, Tou Thao and J Alexander Kueng have been charged with aiding and abetting second degree murder and second degree manslaughter.

Yusuf Luka, is a journalist by profession with few years of experience, I am also a graduate of Bingham University. Outside of work, I enjoy hiking with friends, Reading books, and Watching movies. Let's connect on social media.

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